Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Feature & Giveaway: Norah's Nook

For today's Friday Feature, I present....


Norah's Nook specializes in applique clothing, boutique hair bows, stylish accessories for babies, and hand knit hats.  Amy is the owner and creator, and she adds new items to her shop quite frequently (which is great, because every time you visit, there's something new to see).



When asked how Amy started with her Etsy shop, this is what she said:
I have always enjoyed creating and I grew up watching my mother knit and my grandmother sew.  I was in search of the perfect baby gift for some friends and decided to make tie oneseis for their baby shower.  At the baby shower a friend suggested I try selling the onesies on Etsy.  At first I thought it would be a fun hobby and now I am addicted.  I love adding new items to my shop.

 Amy says this about her pacifier clips:
I received a pacifier clip as a baby shower gift and thought it was a great idea.  After it broke I went in search of a new one but didn't like the length of the ones I found at the store.  I thought, "I can make something much cuter and more practical."  My daughter has several clips and we never leave home without her pacifier clipped to her.


What inspires Amy to create?  Here's her answer:
My daughter.  I always like for her to look cute, but still like a sweet baby.  Also, I like to create items that are practical.  For example, I started adding mitten clips to my shop after I bought my baby girl a pair of mittens with a string and then started reading horror stories online about mitten strings.  
I also travel every chance I get and try to look at what people in other cultures are wearing.  
 
This adorable hat is one of Amy's favorites from her shop, because she loves making it.
She says knitting is her form of meditation.

Amy's favorite part of the holiday season?
I currently live in Germany and it is such a magical place during the holiday season.  The Christmas markets are just amazing and it really puts you in good cheer.  This is my first Christmas as a mom and I am really excited about carrying on traditions with my daughter and starting new traditions.  


For this giveaway, it's Winner's Choice for the prize!  Winner will be able to choose any baby bib or hair bow in Norah's Nook on Etsy.  How great is that?!?

Giveaway is open worldwide, and NO Rafflecopter this time.  Here's how you enter:

Enter by leaving comments on this blog post.  Each comment is worth one entry, so you need to leave a comment for each action.  You also need to include your email address in at least the first entry, in case you are the winner.  Giveaway ends at midnight on Saturday, December 1st (Pacific Standard Time).  Winner will be drawn by random.org on December 2nd.  Winner will be emailed (and announced here on the blog) and then have 48 hours to claim prize.
 
1. Mandatory - You must be a 2justByou Blog follower (GFC, bloglovin', or networkedblogs). Leave your username & how you follow, please. 

2. Mandatory - You MUST leave a comment sharing which item you'd like to win from Norah's Nook.

EXTRA ENTRIES:
3. Be a Fan of 2justByou Blog on Facebook.  Please leave your username in the comment.
4. Follow ShopjustByou on twitter!  Please leave your username in the comment.
5. Add Norah's Nook shop to your Etsy favorites.  Please leave your Etsy username in the comment.
6. Follow justByou on Pinterest! Please leave your username in the comment.
7. Add an item from Norah's Nook to your Etsy favorites.  Please leave the link to the item you added and your Etsy username.  You can do this action once per day.

Good luck to all entrants!  =0)

79 comments :

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I am a follower through GFC: Memories for Life Scrapbooks

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memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I just love this ladybug bib!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/109789463/ladybug-baby-bib-boutique-bib-baby

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I like 2JustBYou on FB :)

Nicole Buckingham said...

what a sweet treat. I'm in love with that little beenie there.

Aloha "hopping" by a little late to say "hi". I wanted to personally invite you to to join An Aloha Affair. It's a sweet gathering of creative souls. We'll mingle and grow and share our work so that we can get to know each other in meaningful ways. I'd love it if you'd join us, 'save ya a spot?...

xo,
Nicole
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holly said...

Follow 2JustBYou on GFC and bloglovin!

holly said...

So excited for this giveaway! I'd love to win this bib -http://www.etsy.com/listing/110851390. It's such a cute design and I love the green/white polka dot material too.

holly said...

Added Norah's Nook to my favorites as Lit Prints!

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc.

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menopausal mama said...

OMG the baby hat is sooo cute!!Following you back via GFC. Thanks for sharing!

Noor Unnahar said...

This stuff and baby , is so cute :)
Noor~

Zuzanna Fyall said...

Looking forward to future posts! Greetings from Magicpots and the etsy blog team :)

http://zuzannafyall.blogspot.com/

aree1997 said...

I love Burgundy Knit Hair Bow from collection. I am following you on GFC :)

aree1997 said...

I am following 2justByou Blog on Facebook , it's Aria Stardoll.

aree1997 said...

I am ShopjustByou on twitter :) It's areebasiddique

aree1997 said...

I added as favourite on Etsy , it's Aria Stardoll

aree1997 said...

I followed on pinterest. It's Aria Stardoll , pinterest.com/aree1997

aree1997 said...

I love this burgundy bow. I added it into my favourites!


http://www.etsy.com/listing/111215575/burgundy-knit-hair-bow-free-shipping

michelle r said...

gfc follower, heinzmom. I like the pink cheetah bow best! heinzmom at hotmail dot com

Jennifer Corsillo said...

liked you on facebook :) hearted you on etsy and an item too! here is something i think is cute.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/109176251/christmas-tie-onesie-santa-claus-boy

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Isaa said...

i like to win this :http://www.etsy.com/listing/112288344/tie-onsie-6-to-9-month-baby-boy-onesie

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Isaa said...

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Isaa said...

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name etsy : Isabel Almeida

Isaa said...

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name pinterest : Isabel Almeida

Isaa said...

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name pinterest : Isabel almeida

i put in my fav is : http://www.etsy.com/listing/109176251/christmas-tie-onesie-santa-claus-boy

MaeveBe said...

followed on GFC - MaeveBe

love this - http://www.etsy.com/listing/111034237/baby-tie-onesie-infant-take-home-outfit

Meghan Varner said...

I am new to your blog..LOVE it...and I follow on GFC- Meghan Varner

meghan.varner@gmail.com

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Meghan Varner said...

I love the baby hat with bow or the warm hat with bow!!

tooo cute

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Meghan Varner said...

I followed your page on facebook. My user name is Meghan Varner

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Meghan Varner said...

I followed your twitter handle...mine is @meghanvarner

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Meghan Varner said...

Followed pinterest...my name is http://pinterest.com/varnerd/ Meghan Varner


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Meghan Varner said...

Etsy~ mvcreations

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Meghan Varner said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112402035/hand-knit-baby-hat-with-bow-white-and

favorited item

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Priscilla Benavides said...

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Priscilla Benavides said...

I want to win the Adorable Baby Bib, Photo Prop, Gender Neutral Baby Shower Gift from the ETSY shop!
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Priscilla Benavides said...

I Like 2justByou Blog on Facebook.
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Priscilla Benavides said...

I Follow ShopjustByou on twitter!
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Priscilla Benavides said...

I added Norah's Nook shop to my Etsy favorites.
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Priscilla Benavides said...

I Follow justByou on Pinterest!
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Priscilla Benavides said...

I added an item from Norah's Nook to my Etsy favorites
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Maegan Morin said...

I follow you on GFC (same name)

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Maegan Morin said...

I would love to win this adorable houndstooth hairbow: http://www.etsy.com/listing/105174160/houndstooth-and-crimson-boutique-hair

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Maegan Morin said...

I like you on facebook (same name)

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Maegan Morin said...

I follow you on twitter as @fahlinstar

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Maegan Morin said...

I heart you on etsy (id: megnate)

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Maegan Morin said...

I follow you on Pinterest (same name)

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Maegan Morin said...

I heart the Houndstooth and Crimson Boutique Hair Bow, Black Headband (id: megnate)

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Hana's Clay said...


I am following you on GFC : Hana's Clay

Thankyou for this lovely giveaway! ^^
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Hana's Clay said...

i love these : http://www.etsy.com/listing/110234950/christmas-tie-onesie-green-onesie-with

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Hana's Clay said...

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Add Norah's Nook shop to Etsy favorites
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Hana's Clay said...

Follow justByou on Pinterest
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Hana's Clay said...

Add an item from Norah's Nook to Etsy favorites : http://www.etsy.com/listing/110234950/christmas-tie-onesie-green-onesie-with
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agnieszkazg said...

I'm following via gfc: agnieszkazg
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agnieszkazg said...

I'd like to win http://www.etsy.com/listing/110851390/adorable-baby-bib-photo-prop-gender
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agnieszkazg said...

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agnieszkazg said...

I'm following shopjustByou on twitter: @agusiazg
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agnieszkazg said...

added Norah Nook's shop to my favorite on Etsy: Agnieszka Insińska
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agnieszkazg said...

I'm following justByou on Pinterest: agnieszkazg
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agnieszkazg said...

I added an item to my favorites on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/110851390/adorable-baby-bib-photo-prop-gender, Agnieszka Insińska
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Katarzyna said...

GFC follower - Katarzyna

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Katarzyna said...

I'd love to win this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/110851390/adorable-baby-bib-photo-prop-gender

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Katarzyna said...

Favorited Norah's Nook shop on etsy as Kaziuta

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Katarzyna said...

Added "Adorable Baby Bib, Photo Prop, Gender Neutral Baby Shower Gift" to my Etsy favorites (Kaziuta)

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Reniazen said...

I'd love to win this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/105175139/hot-pink-and-black-zebra-print-boutique

Reniazen said...

Added to faves: http://www.etsy.com/listing/111463463/houndstooth-and-red-boutique-hair-bow

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Reniazen said...

Follow on twitter (@reniazen)

Reniazen said...

Like on FB (Ashley Kemp)

Lindsey said...

following your blog via gfc.

Lindsey said...

would love to win the baby bow beanie.

Lindsey said...

hearted the shop on etsy.

Lindsey said...

hearted the bow beanie on etsy.

jennifer57 said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/109789463/ladybug-baby-bib-boutique-bib-baby

Rebekah said...

followed on GFC -- rebekah yellis

bekah (dot) ries (at) gmail (dot) com

Rebekah said...

this bowtie shirt would make a great gift for my nephew: http://www.etsy.com/listing/110832540/bow-tie-onesie-red-long-sleeve-onsie-3-6

Rebekah said...

i added norah's nook as a favorite on etsy (rebekah.yelllis)

Rebekah said...

added this item as a favorite on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/110832540/bow-tie-onesie-red-long-sleeve-onsie-3-6

Rebekah said...

liked your facebook page